Friday, January 30, 2015

Final Epiphany layout & Kaisercraft XO - By Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone!
I am back for my usual Friday share, with one last layout for the month,
using the beautiful Prima Epiphany collection.
This time I've scrapped one of my holiday snaps from Tasmania a few years ago...I thought the colours in the photo went well with the colours in the papers & embellishments.
"Binalong Bay"
I have used the Prima Stone Wall 1 stencil on the background with some modelling paste, followed by a few sprays of TA Crushed Shells glimmermist....then finished off with some stamping using Kaisercraft Honeycomb stamp and a few splashes of mist flicked around as well. 
The background paper used is - At this Moment.

I've created a cluster using a few Prima flowers from my stash, mixed with some Green Tara from AAS...along with one of the 2Crafty Fancy Damask pieces that I cut in half & used at either side of the photo....a Prima metal zipper & Teresa Collins brad.

Much the same in the top cluster too, with the addition of a Prima wood icon, & Flutterby flair.

Here you can see some of the background work using the Rock Wall stencil & random stamping using Kaisercraft Honeycomb stamp.

And more background work again.
I coloured the 2Crafty chipboard by coating it in Gesso first, then lightly painting it with Trunk Bay glimmermist

I added some strip journaling across the top of the page about my thoughts on this beautiful place.

And here is a close up of the main area of the page :)
 Next is some Kaisercraft DT work using one of the January new releases, which is a Valentines themed collection called XO
I have gone for a non Valentines themed layout.....
"So Sweet"
The pinks & blues of this collection went so well with Olivia's cute little knitted jumper...hence the reason why I've chose this photo :)

The word "sweet" that forms part of the title is from the Collectables pack...and there are heaps of other Valentine's related words in the pack as well, plus LOTS of other pieces, as always.

I've used some paper blooms, collectables pieces & some 2Crafty chipboard, Funky Heart Swirls, for my cluster....oh, and there's a flair button in there as well.

Here's some more of the Collectables pieces...the heart arrow, love stamp & the 'Love You' circle at the well as another 2Crafty piece, Silhouette Heart that I've coloured black.

I've also used some of the "Be Mine" 4x6 Captured Moments cards in amongst the paper layers in various spots on the page.

The white circles are 2Crafty Circular Panel that I've cut into pieces & placed
at the sides of the photo, and they are simply coated in Gesso.
XO - Madly P1699, Cuddles P1701, Kisses P1694, Deeply P1700, Paper Pad PP956, Sticker sheet SS266, Collectables CT813, Be Mine Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM121, Coral alpha stickers AS256, Coconut paper blooms F627, Sage paper blooms F632, Black pearls SB793
Other – 2Crafty chipboard, Flower, Flair, Doily die, Gesso, Button, Gelatos
Now for a couple of cards....
"My One & Only"

Again using some of the Captured Moments cards...collectables pieces & papers & cut-outs from the XO paper pad...along with some gorgeous paper blooms

XO - True Love P1695, Kisses P1694, Be Mine P1696, Paper Pad PP956, Collectables CT813, Be Mine Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM121, Fairy Floss paper blooms F640, Coconut mini paper blooms F644, Iceberg mini paper blooms F647
Other – Paper doily, Leaf punch
"Ps. I love You"

More layers of pieces from the paper pad, Captured Moments cards & collectables pieces, with more blooms, flower & flair button. The word 'Love" is from the collectables pack & is mounted up on some foam tape.

I traced a heart onto one of the Captured Moments cards & then cut it out, using the negative piece as the top layer on my card.
XO - Be Mine P1696, Deeply P1700, Cuddles P1701, Collectables CT813, Sticker Sheet SS266, Be Mine Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM121, Fairy Floss paper blooms F640, Pearl Pearls SB713
Other – Flower, Flair, Butterfly punches
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations and have been inspired by
both of these gorgeous collections.
You can find the Epiphany collection in the AAS store HERE
And the Kaisercraft XO collection HERE
Thanks so much for visiting today! xx
Products used for Binalong Bay layout
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - At this Moment
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - Manifestation of Love
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - Words to Live by
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - Divine Exposure
Prima Marketing - Epiphany - Ephemera
Prima Marketing - Epiphany - Wood Icons
Prima Marketing - Stencil - Stone Wall 1
Prima Marketing - Flowers
Prima Marketing - Alpha's
Prima Marketing - Zipper
Kaisercraft - Texture Stamp - Honeycomb
Green Tara - Apple Blossoms - Pink
Green Tara - Cherry Blossoms - Cream
Green Tara - Cherry Blossoms - Soft Pink
2Crafty Chipboard - Fancy Damask
Teresa Collins - Memorabilia - Decorative Brads
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist - Crushed Shells
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist - Trunk Bay
Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Tattered Rose
Flutterby Designs - Flair - Design 181
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Mont Marte - Modelling Paste
Mont Marte - Gesso
JoyCrafts - Leaf Die
Paper Doily

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pink Paislee Bella Rouge by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone
I hope you all had a wonderful Australia Day weekend. My weekend started off great with our regular crop day, held monthly at Gymea. I taught a class in the morning using the lovely Bella Rouge collection by Pink Paislee, then enjoyed an afteroon of scrapping.
Today I am sharing with you the layout I taught for class, a double page layout (rare for me). 

Love the yellow, pink and black colour combination in these papers, I've combined them with some stamping in black and splashes of pink and yellow to tie my background in with the papers. Then I've created a complimentary page either side to allow me to share a bigger selection of photos. 
While this is a double layout, it can just as easily be two singles, with some different photos, as I've used stickers on both sides of the layout that could be separate titles. 
These fabulous word stickers are from Kaisercraft, you get a whole bunch of great words on a 6x12 sheet as you can see here:

I've used a Bo Bunny stamp to stamp some random doily shapes on my white cardstock before using some yellow Dylusions ink and Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Pink to splosh a few bits of colour. 

The other side of the double:

with some more of these cool word stickers, and more stamping and ink splattering!!

As the paper is quite busy and there are lots of photos, I have kept the embellishments to a minimum, creating a cute little flower cluster on one side with some Green tara flowers and some 2Crafty chipboard leaves.

And on the other side I have added a silver doily and a scattering of the matching flowers:

 This has been a hugely popular range, so be sure to head on over to the store to grab some while it's still available, here

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
 Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Paper - Bloom
Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Paper - So Lovely
Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Paper - Shine
Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Paper - Rainbow Bright
Kaisercraft Clear Stickers 
Green Tara Flowers
Bo Bunny Stamp
Dylsions Ink Spray
Heidi Swapp Colorshine - Blush
White Cardstock
StazOn Ink - Jet Black

Friday, January 23, 2015

Prima "Epiphany" & Kaisercraft "Blue Bay" by Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you all.
Yay it is almost the weekend....and a long one at that!

Happy Australia Day for Monday to all the Aussies :)

I am back this week with another layout created with the Epiphany collection from Prima.
I have really LOVED working with this collection...and feel that it pushed me a little outside of my normal scrapping style/zone.

My layout is based on this months Prima BAP

"Yesterday's Memories"

I started off with the Manifestation of Love paper and gave it a light dab with a sponge & some Gesso around the centre area of the page...just so that the writing & images on the paper were a little more subtle.  I then added some texture using Prima Flourish stencil & some modelling paste.  After that was dry I added some blobs of mists (one colour at a time) and held the page up so that they ran down the page....I then finished the background off by dabbing more mist randomly over the page with some clingwrap.

I've used the gorgeous flowers that are part of the Epiphany well as some oldies from my stash.

I've also used more of the Epiphany wood icons - which unfortunately have now sold out....BUT there are other Prima Wood Icons available in the online store that would work & look just as good!

Here is a shot of the gesso covered background & the runs of mist & stain

The "Dream" wood icon at the top of this pic....I lightly dabbed over it with gesso so that it wasn't so black....and the little round frame I coated in TH Distress spray stain - Tattered Rose.

These gorgeous little bird cages are fussy cut from the "At this Moment" paper and I have coloured them with a spray of Glimmermist.

The squares in under the photo area are stamped with Prima Stiched Squares stamps that I cut out from various Epiphany papers....and then I have added some more stamping on some of the squares using a variety of Prima background stamps, plus coloured them with mists as well as adding a few splashes here and there too.

I used a few strands of plain brown twine to create the circle frame around the photo & then used some of the black & white twine that comes in the Ephemera pack to wind around it & hold it all together nice & tight.

The pic is of my mum when she was a little girl about 2-3 years old.
I will be adding some journaling to the back of the page (when I get time!)

Next up I have some of my Kaisercraft DT work using the beautiful
First is a layout...

"This is Me"

This collection comes with quite a few papers that I just loved to cut up to use in my layers around the photo....All the doors that you can see come from the Sky Blue paper....which is covered in all these fabulous looking doors - all different sizes & colours <3 And also one of the specialty papers, having heaps of beautiful frames on it...some with verses inside them, and others just blank. Well, I cut some of those up too, to add in the layers as well....oh such fun! Some of the collectables pieces are doors & frames also.

I've used the Lattice template with modelling paste on the background....with some stamping using Rocks, Grid & Tiny Dot stamps

See how Kaisercraft paper blooms ALWAYS match with their paper collections?!
I think that's so cool...and so very clever! It's not like they produce new flowers to compliment each new paper collection....their paper collections just always go with their existing blooms....way cool!

I absolutely LOVE that ornate clock face that is in the Collectables pack....all that fine detail makes it look so real....and 3D - just magical.

Here you can see some of the frames & doors that I cut out, and a few of the diecut collectables pieces....I also used some of the Sea Breeze Captured Moments cards in my layering as well.

Here's a bit of a close up of the background stencil work & stamping...and one of the new Butterfly clear stickers that I've mounted on to white cardstock.

Blue Bay - Baltic P1736; Sea Breeze P1732; Sky Blue P1730; Azure Specialty paper PS386; Collectabales CT817; Sea Breeze Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM123; Sticker Sheet SS270; Blue Bay clear stamps CS203; Honey paper blooms F628; Sage paper blooms F632; Coconut paper blooms F627; Balloon wooden flourish FL437; Monochrome epoxy stickers ST911; Butterfly clear sticker ST915; Lattice template T610; Rocks clear stamp CS875; Tiny Dot clear stamp CS151; Grid clear stamp CS755

Other – Machine stitching; Twine; Cardstock; Archival Ink; vinyl button; Leaf die & punch; Butterfly punches

Next I have a beachy little mini album.....
"Kioloa 2013"
The cover is just a few layers of paper, with more layers using the Sea Breeze Captured Moments cards...then topped off with a few blooms, Collectables pieces & some punched leaves...and Kaisercraft alpha stickers for the title :)

Now for the inside of the album

I stuck to having photos only on one side of each page.... keeping the other side for journaling etc

I have mostly used papers from the Blue Bay paper pad....and on the journaling side of the page, I've used more of the Captured Moments cards

Some quick & easy journaling strips in a few different colours, helps to keep the page from looking so bland if I'd just used one colour.

Here I've used more of the doors & frames...the doors are cut from the Sky Blue paper & the frame is from the Collectables pack.

More use of the Sea Breeze Captured Moments cards...on both pages.  The photo side I've added the same card in behind the photo, that is used on the journaling side, where I've mounted it on a paper doily & embellished off to the side.

It doesn't take much to embellish the pages in a mini album like this...just a few little flowers (I found flat ones best, as they then didn't bulk up the page & make it difficult to  close), diecuts, chipboard pieces...such as the cute little 2Crafty butterflies, some stickers, and you're done :)

Here's some more 2Crafty chipboard...the circles are cut from the Circular Panel & I've placed them either side of the photo.

Again, using a few flat flowers to create a little cluster...and the butterfly is another from the
Butterfly clear sticker sheet.  I've added one of the Collectables pieces (a key lock), on top of the butterfly with a mini paperbloom on top of that to give the butterfly a bit more depth & definition on the page.

And this is the last page...using pretty much the same embellishments as previous pages, just arranged slightly different on the page.

You can see more closeups of the mini album over on my blog HERE
Blue Bay - Baltic P1736, Dew Specialty paper PS385, Paper Pad PP959, Sea Breeze Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM123, Collectables CT817, Sticker Sheet SS270, Blue Bay clear stamps CS203, Butterfly clear stickers ST915, Latte Pearls PL505, Coconut mini paper blooms F644, Iceberg mini paper blooms F647, Honey mini paper blooms F645, Sage mini paper blooms F649, Black mini paper blooms F661, Terracotta paper blooms F635, Black pearls SB793, Black rhinestones RS452
Other – 2Crafty chipboard, Flowers, Flair button, Wooden veneers, Paper clips, Paper doily, Vinyl buttons, Leaf die & punch, Butterfly punches, Skeleton leaves, Buttons, Kraft mini album

The Prima Epiphany collection is available in the AAS store HERE  
and the Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection can be found HERE 
I hope you have been inspired & thanks so much for visiting today!
Until next time... xx
Prima Marketing - Alphabet Letters
Prima Marketing - Stamps - Stitched Squares
Prima Marketing - Background Stamps - Various
Martha Stewart - Punch - Frond
Mont Marte - Gesso
Mont Marte - Modelling Paste

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kaisercraft XO Collection by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

I have a confession to make... I have about half a dozen unfinished layouts sitting on my desk. They are often the result of being not quite finished at crop days or I push it aside to start something else, and there it sits in a tray on my desk waiting, waiting to be finished. They don't always get finished and sit at the bottom of the pile, almost forgotten about till I have a tidy up of my scrap room. 

Luckily for me todays photo was sitting in that pile, on a half completed layout, mainly because I wasn't happy with the paper I had used and it never came together properly. So I ripped it off that page and started again with these lovely papers from the XO Collection. 

This collection is designed with a  Valentines Day theme but can definitely be used for other styles of layouts as I have done with; 

Sweet Princess

For this layout I have used clear gesso over white cardstock and then created a watercolour background with inks, then adding in some stamping before layering the gorgeous XO papers, with some doilies and finishing it off with some embellishments from the XO range,  as well as a few other complimentary embellishments. 

A couple of close ups:

You can see my watercolour background, where I have used 2 colours - a glimmermist and a colorshine mist. Once dry I stamped over using stazon ink. The first part of my title "Sweet" is a die-cut from the collectibles pack, I have also used Kaisercraft Mini Blooms, a doily, a Green Tara flower and a flair button to embellish. 

On this side of my layout you can see more of the stamping and background work, then embellishments consisting of a paper doily ,  some stickers and collectibles from the XO range, a Heidi Swapp Butterfly and a chipboard key from 2Crafty.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you've been inspired to try out the XO range for more than just romantic layouts. 


Products Used:
Kaisercraft XO Paper - Kisses
Kaisercraft XO Paper - True Love
Kaisercraft XO Paper - Be Mine
Kaisercraft XO Paper - 
Kaisercraft XO Collectibles
Kaisercraft XO Sticker Sheet
Heidi Swapp Dreamy Ephemera
Heidi Swapp Buzz Words Glitter Epoxy Stickers
Lawn Fawn Sequins
White Cardstock
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Cornflower
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Blush
Stamps - Bo Bunny & Prima
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Clear Gesso

Friday, January 16, 2015

More Prima Epiphany by Linda Eggleton

Hello everyone....Happy Friday to you all :)
I hate to say it, but the weeks seem to be rolling by way too fast already! 
I am back with another layout to share using the amazingly beautiful
I have really LOVED working with this is so easy to add your own colours as a fair few of the papers are quite plain & basically like a blank canvas - which gives you the opportunity to experiment and have fun with adding some colour.
"Miss Molly"
Based on the January mood board at Scrap Around The World
As I mentioned above....I've used one of the plainer papers for my background & have added some masking with distress spray stain to add the pink netting background....and then some textured stencil work on top of that using Prima stone wall 3 stencil & some modelling paste.  Then to finish the background off, I've added some random stamping & some drips & flicks of a few different mists. 
I have gone for a bit of a vintagey feel to compliment the older photo that I've used.

For the cluster I've used a 2Crafty Leafy Round as the base, then added a variety of Prima, Petaloo & Green Tara flowers, as well as some of the Epiphany wood icons - The fobwatch, birdcage & key.
I coloured the 2Crafty Leafy Round with a light spray of Trunk Bay
glimmermist after coating it in gesso.

Another small cluster at the top of the photo...with more flowers, wood icons & the metal butterfly from the Ephemera pack. 

I have also coloured the 2Crafty Vintage border by first coating it in gesso & then giving it a light spray with Trunk Bay glimmermist.

Here's a bit of a close up of the background stencil & stamping work....I love my new Prima Stone Wall 3 stencil!
 The pic is of my Great Aunt Molly, from Ireland....who sadly I never had the privilege to meet, as she unfortunately died at a very young age :((( 
Well that brings another week, and another post to an end.
I hope you have been inspired by this GORGEOUS collection.
If papers like this scare they sometimes did for me, I encourage you to take the plunge & explore & have fun with them!  I promise you won't regret it :)
Thanks so much for visiting today to view my work :)
Until next time....take care xx 
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - Clear as Day
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - At This Moment
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - Manifestation of Love
Prima Marketing - Epiphany paper - Words to live by
Prima Marketing - Epiphany - Ephemera
Prima Marketing - Epiphany Flowers - Manifest
Prima Marketing - Epiphany - Wood Icons
Prima Marketing - Epiphany Flowers - Unveil
Prima Marketing - Alpha Stickers
Prima Marketing - 12x12 Stencil - Netting
Prima Marketing - 6x6 Stencil - Stone Wall 3
2Crafty - Chipboard - Vintage Border
2Crafty - Chipboard - Leafy Rounds
Green Tara - Apple Blossoms - Ivory
Green Tara - Gardenia - Ivory
Petaloo - Botanica Minis - Teal
Petaloo - Darjeeling Mini Blossoms - Soft Grey
Tim Holtz - Distress Stain Spray - Tattered Rose
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist - Trunk Bay
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist - Crushed Shells
Faber-Castell - Big Brush Pens
Unity Stamp - Cooped up Notes
Flair Button
Paper Doiley